Even a small imperfection in your teeth, like a chip, stain, or small gap, can wear away at your self-esteem over time. You could eventually develop a habit of covering your problem teeth with your lips or hand when smiling or laughing in front of other people. What if there were an easy, affordable way to fix these flaws? Fortunately, there is – with a simple treatment called dental bonding. Keep reading to learn more about dental bonding and how it can benefit you.
With dental bonding in Houston, one of our dentists will use a highly malleable, putty-like material known as composite resin. This substance can be applied to your problem teeth to mold and sculpt them into the desired shape, size, and color. We will make sure that the resin perfectly matches the rest of your existing enamel so that it blends in and looks like a natural part of your tooth.
Depending on how many teeth need to be corrected, this fast and painless procedure can often be completed in one appointment that lasts an hour or less. To begin the process, we’ll work with you to decide on the correct color of the bonding material. Next, we’ll lightly roughen up the surface of your tooth to help the composite resin better adhere to it. We will then apply the resin in layers until your tooth is completely built up into the ideal size and shape. After hardening the resin with a curing light, we’ll polish the tooth, make any final adjustments, and then send you on your way!
Your bonded teeth are all but guaranteed to look completely natural, since they are matched to your exact specifications for completely unnoticeable smile repair. Bonding is also one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedures available today. Also, unlike other treatments like veneers or crowns, very little if any tooth enamel must be removed to improve the appearance of your teeth. Lastly, if you take excellent care of your bonded teeth with regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups, they can last up to a decade before needing to be replaced.
As mentioned earlier, dental bonding is typically the most inexpensive option to improve your smile. In fact, they can fix many of the same imperfections that porcelain veneers can for a fraction of the cost. However, there is no fixed cost of dental bonding because every case is different. Your final costs may be influenced by a few factors, like how many teeth need treatment and the extent of your smile flaws. The best way to find out how much you’d end up paying is by contacting us to schedule a consultation.
If you have minor imperfections in your smile, like chips, cracks, gaps, stubborn stains, or generally misshapen teeth, you may be a candidate for dental bonding. Since it is a cosmetic treatment, we ask that your smile is healthy and infection-free before going through with it. Book a consultation with us today to determine whether bonding is just the thing you need to improve your smile!